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Capitol View Park

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9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers



1,060' 323 m


-1,059' -323 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (10°)

803' 245 m


502' 153 m


Shared By Troy Hearn



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Excellent beginner/intermediate trails right in the Capitol of Kentucky.

Troy Hearn

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Capitol View Park is a 150-acre park in Frankfort with softball fields, soccer fields, picnic areas and a basketball court. Surrounding these areas are a great network of trails for the beginner and experienced rider. The trails consist of mostly tight twisty singletrack, a few creek crossings, a fireroad, one downhill section, two whoop-de-do sinkholes, and some jumps.

Need to Know

The peak use of these trails is from May-October. During these peak months it is very busy with walkers, runners and riders; please always be alert, cautious, and respectful. The park host several events throughout the year:
- Find the Fridge cross country trail run in March
- The Bluegrass State Games Mountain Bike Race in July
- The 12 hours of Capitol View Mountain Bike Race in late August
- Take your Kid Mountain Biking event co-sponsored by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) in early October.


The mountain bike trail system at Capitol View Park is 11 miles in length and extends beyond the actual park boundaries and onto state-owned property next to the Library and Archives and also across Glenns Creek Rd. The main trails are marked with one of two trail markers (orange triangles or triangles with the Capitol symbol).

This trail is maintained and managed through a partnership with the Frankfort Parks Department and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association. The park enjoys year-round riding and has trails that offer something for all levels of riders.


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Sep 3, 2018
Johnny Bishop
Sep 3, 2018
Patrice Lehocky
Jul 10, 2018
Neal Barnes
May 1, 2018
Melanie Stoeckle
Great trails, but got lost a few times though with all of the criss-crossing, so ended up bailing early. 4mi
Apr 20, 2018
Keisha Bowling
Dec 6, 2017
Kris Davis
Jul 26, 2017
Len Johnson
Jul 10, 2017
Mark Olo
Fun ride, got lost. 5.7mi

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Troy Hearn
Frankfort, KY
Troy Hearn   Frankfort, KY
The trail Stewards have done lots of work throughout the winter and early spring to make this an awesome place to ride. Please feel free to send a shout out to the local riders if you want to check it out, need a trail giude, or just want soemone to ride with (…) Apr 13, 2016
Troy Hearn
Frankfort, KY
Troy Hearn   Frankfort, KY
Trails are in great shape today! Go ride. They park does allow night riding. Oct 18, 2016
Rode for the second time EVER this past weekend for the 12 hour race. First time was years ago, trail has improved quite a bit since and was more technical than I remembered it being previously. Hard to get flow with a lot of sudden stops/turns, but was a fun course. Climbing not that much, but with the open air (no trees) on a hot/sunny day, makes it more difficult. Some of the embedded trail portions need attention, with the grass ridges and all. Rocky/root climbs are tricky, makes the trail more technical. No dabs (foot down) needed though. \^^/ Aug 28, 2018

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